Stacey Abrams ponders 2020 presidential run ‘I’m not going to dismiss it out of hand’

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Stacey Abrams made a national name for herself after waging a hard-fault battle in Georgia’s gubernatorial race last year and now she’s considering her next move to keep the momentum going for Democrats.

Many are hoping that could mean running for President in 2020.

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“I need women of color, particularly Black women, to understand that our achievements should not be diminished,” she said in an interview with the New York Times. She added, “Now I’m not saying I would be the best candidate, but I’m not going to dismiss it out of hand the way others do.”

While Abrams didn’t ultimately secure the governor’s seat, her ability captivate the nation, re-energize the Democratic base and engage new voters, could make her a viable and compelling candidate.

She admits she didn’t take her loss to Brian Kemp well.

“I’m angry, I’m sad and for about eight days I was despondent,” she said. In the end, she concluded, “I believe in turning anger into action.”

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Abrams has been busy taking action by touring and making speeches as she considers her next steps.

“The fight I see today is a fight for our democracy,” she said at one of those tour stops, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus’s annual Heritage Dinner. “It’s not a partisan fight. It’s a hard fight, the fight to defend the right to vote in Georgia. Voter suppression is real.”

Then she said, “I’ve got this little decision about what I’m going to do with the rest of my life that’s also hanging over me like the sword of Damocles.”

Abrams told the New York Times she plans to decide by March or April whether she will run for the presidency.